Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 21st Jun 2012 11:17 UTC
Google While I sometimes see Dutch as an endangered language, reality is that with nearly 30 million speakers worldwide, we're actually doing pretty well. Sadly, this can't be said for the 3000 truly endangered languages of the world - nearly half of the world's total number of languages is on the verge of extinction, and with it, large amounts of human culture are in danger of disappearing forever. In collaboration with several universities and language institutions, Google has launched the Endangered Languages Project to document these languages - textually, visually, and auditorially.
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RE[7]: Sounds Good
by darknexus on Sun 24th Jun 2012 18:28 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Sounds Good"
darknexus
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But in the american culture, being rich and proud of it is good.

Lol, only if you are one of the rich and powerful. If not, culturally, you are supposed to hate them. I don't, but you'd be amazed how many people will revile someone they have never even met just because he or she has a lot of money. Truth be told, most Americans these days have entitlement complexes the size of the atlantic ocean, and would rather bring others down than actually work to improve their own lives in an honest way. It's easier to bitch than to work, I guess.

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